Government bureaus and departments will notify hosts in advance that officials will not consume shark fin, bluefin tuna, black moss
and related food items.
Their latest work, The Black Moss
, finds Ben Sadler and Phillip Duckworth exhibiting at the Ikon Gallery.
The dishes vary by family and by region, though most will eat noodles, dumplings, chicken and black moss
seaweed as symbols of long life and wealth.
WANDA CAMPBELL's collection of poetry, Sky Fishing, was published by Black Moss
Press in 1997, and her work has appeared in numerous journals across the country, including Antigonish Review, Daihousie Review, Descant, Fiddleizead, Grain, Harpweaver and the Literary Review of Canada.
On New Year's Day, the Chinese family wanting to observe the traditions will still eat a vegetarian dish called ''jai,'' containing root or fibrous vegetables, to which many people attribute various superstitious aspects: lotus seed -- having many male offspring; ginkgo nut -- represents silver ingots; black moss
seaweed -- a homonym for exceeding wealth; dried bean curd -- another homonym for fulfillment of wealth and happiness; Bamboo shoots -- sounds like ''wishing that everything would be well.
The black moss
spread its velvet across the bare bricks, which submitted uncomplainingly to the stroking of a relentless shadow.
Starting at the barrier on the Wessenden valley track at 2pm, the five mile route will take in Blackeley and Black Moss
reservoirs along the way.
The black box was later found smashed in Black Moss
When spoken in Mandarin, the words for black moss
and oyster sound like money, she explained.
Four Stomachs, has just been published by Black Moss
Ginkgo nuts represent gold ingots, black moss
seaweed indicates prosperity, while eggs and lotus seed are seen as fertility symbols.
The Black Moss
, as it is titled, also has a musical element with some strange instruments, but this is more interactive with visitors able to create their own animations.
juneau/projects/ The Black Moss
is at Ikon Gallery, Brindleyplace, until May 14 (Tue-Sun 11am-6pm' admission free).
Prawns are associated with liveliness and happiness, and black moss
is a homonym for exceeding in wealth.
Geordie's mum Donna, 31, of South Shields, Tyne and Wear, said: "When she brought Geordie to the front door he was covered in black moss